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HCTC Community Education Happenings - Fall 2014

Hazard Campus Offerings

Hazard Technical Campus Offerings

Knott County Campus Offerings

Leslie County Center Offerings

Lees College Campus Offerings 

Hazard Campus

Technical Campus

Kentucky Coal Academy

Hazard Community & Technical College is part of the Kentucky Coal Academy.  HCTC offers the following mine-related training both on and off the worksite: 

  • Initial MET training
  • Initial electrical training
  • Initial underground and surface training
  • Initial blasters training
  • MET retraining
  • Electrical retraining
  • Underground and surface retraining
  • Blasters retraining
  • Hydraulic training on basic and advanced hydraulics trainers
  • Electrical training on Joy and DBT electrical panels
  • Allen Bradley PLC training on electrical panels
  • Associate Degree in Mining Technology with Mine Maintenance Certificate Available with $650 per semester scholarships for students

The majority of training is available to companies and interested individuals. Contact Dianna Handshoe at (606) 487-3292(606) 487-3292 or Jesse Campbell at (606) 487-3392(606) 487-3392 for more information or to sign your employees up for training.  Funding is available and you can obtain your training at little or no cost. 

Surface/Underground Initial and Retraining Mine Classes

Surface and underground initial and retraining classes are offered monthly in the evenings at the Technical Campus of HCTC.  Vance Arnold is instructor.   Contact Dianna Handshoe for more information at (606) 487-3292(606) 487-3292

OSHA 10 and 30 hour (General Industry)

OSHA 10 and 30 hour classes are being set for the fall.  Vance Arnold is the instructor.  For more information contact Dianna Handshoe at (606) 487-3292(606) 487-3292.

HVAC, Electrical, or Plumbing Training

Looking for CEU's in HVAC, Electrical, or Plumbing Training? See below for upcoming dates at the Devert Owens Building and contact Cora Hamilton at (606) 487-3071(606) 487-3071 for more information.

6-Hour Master Electrician CEU                2/12/15 4-10 p.m. Room 104; Cost is $60

6-Hour Master Electrician CEU                4/9/15 4-10 p.m. Room 104; Cost is $60

8-Hour HVAC CEU                                4/18/15 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Room 100; Cost is $80

Electrical and HVAC Testing Available through HCTC Testing Center

Contact Julie Caudill at (606) 487-3406(606) 487-3406 to schedule your master or journeymen electrical or HVAC exam.  Pre-registration is required.

Ed2Go and Flex Study

More and more people in the community are enrolling in our various online classes.  Try one! For a complete listing of classes and to register online, go to or

CPR Certification Fall Schedule

CPR Certification will be offered at the Hazard Technical Campus on the following dates from 5:00-9:00 p.m. this fall. The cost of the class is $56 which includes the book and certification card. Pre-registration is required as only a few spots are available in each session. For more information call Dianna Handshoe at 487-3292.

December 10


Beginning to intermediate level basket weaving classes are taught monthly every month at the Hazard Technical campus. Cost varies depending on the basket for the month. Contact Janet Hurley at (606) 487-3068(606) 487-3068 to register. Pre-registration is required in order for the instructor to bring the appropriate materials. Instructor is Francis Whitaker.

Learn the Basics of Microsoft Excel

If you struggle with formulas, charts or tables, then this class is just for you!  Join instructor Keila Miller as she takes students through creating spreadsheets for personal budgets, company employee listings, sorting, filtering, and creating charts.  For more information contact Keila Miller at 606-487-3287606-487-3287.

Kids Dance

We will be accepting students this fall for ballet and tap dance.  The instructors are Ginger and Haylee Combs.  The cost of the class is $10/week and monthly fee is due the first session of each month.  For more information, contact Janet Hurley at 487-3068.

Piano Lessons

Instructor Kay Crowe will be accepting new this fall.  Lessons will be 30 minutes in length and given Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hazard Technical Campus.  Cost of the lessons will be $40 per month, a flat fee that is not based on attendance.  For more information, contact Janet Hurley at 487-3068.

Photography 101

Photography 101 is a great beginner workshop series for individuals who want to take better pictures and learn more about better lighting and shutter speed. Join Photographer Shelly Bolen for this informative and fun class. Cost of the class is $85 each.  Contact Janet Hurley at 487-3068 for more information or to register.

Social Dance is Back!

Social Dance is back at HCTC! Join instructors Bill and Sherry Bettinazzi for another great set of dance lessons. Great exercise, wonderful way to meet new people and learn classic dance steps. Cost of this class is $40 each.  Contact Janet Hurley for more information or to register at 487-3068.

Knott County Branch

Leslie County Center

We Want To Hear From You!

Have an idea for a community education class?  Have a talent that you would like to share by becoming an instructor?  We want to hear from you!  We are looking to add new classes in Leslie County and need your help.  Contact Keila Miller at 606-487-3287606-487-3287 today.

Lees College Campus


Join Mary Driskill on Tuesdays from 5-6:15 at the Breathitt County Life Skills Center for yoga.  For more information or to register contact Myla Barrett at 487-3065.

Photography 101

Interested in Photography? Purchased a new camera but need to know more about the bells and whistles on it? Join Shelly Bolen for Photography 101 at the Lees College Campus. Cost of this class is $85 each.  Contact Janet Hurley at 487-3068 for more information or to register.

Call Janet at 487-3068 for more information about on-going classes in Yoga, Zumba, and Line Dancing.